A good night’s sleep starts with a comfortable bed, soft sheets and the right pillow and duvet. You’ll want a duvet that keeps you snug and warm, looks and feels great, provides value for your money, and lasts a long time. SleepSeeker has a range of quality duvets from leading brands. We’ve made it easy for you to find the duvet you want according to brand, price, filling type, tog rating and size. Read on for everything you need to know about finding the perfect duvet for you.
Why Choosing the Right Duvet Matters
Choosing the right duvet is essential if you want to get a good night’s sleep. If you’re too cold or hot, or you’re uncomfortable for any reason, you’re not going to sleep deeply and soundly. The right duvet will depend on how warm your home is, whether you have central heating, if you are prone to allergies, and how you like to sleep. Let’s start by looking at the filling inside your duvet.
Choosing the Perfect Duvet Filling
Generally speaking, when it comes to what’s inside your duvet, you can choose between a synthetic or a natural filling. Synthetic filled duvets are light and airy and easier to wash than natural filled ones. Natural filled duvets contain duck and goose feathers and down. Soft and luxurious, natural filled duvets are durable and will last you for years and years.
People who are sensitive to natural fibres like feathers, or suffer from allergies, prefer synthetic hollowfibre duvets. They have non-allergenic properties and help keep you comfortably warm. Some hollowfibre duvets feel just like premium quality down, and some are made to be stain repellant and easy to wash in the machine. Hypoallergenic or anti-allergy duvets contain special fibres to fend off dust mites and bacteria, which can trigger an allergic reaction.
Duck or Goose Feather Duvets
Duck and goose feather duvets are extra soft. Lightweight and gentle, feathers are nature’s way of providing insulation against the cold — and they’re incredibly efficient at regulating temperature. Duck and goose feather duvets may cost a little bit more, but they feel wonderful and bring a touch of luxury to bedtime. Duck and Goose feather duvets come in a range of different fillings, from 100% duck feather, 85% duck feather, 85% goose feather, as well as duck down and goose down pillows. Each aimed to give different levels of luxury and comfort.
Choosing the Right Duvet Tog Rating
The tog rating of a duvet refers to the quilt’s ability to trap air and retain heat. The higher the tog, the warmer the duvet, and the cosier you will be. Some people like to have different tog duvets at home so they can change their bedding throughout the year according to the temperature or season. Others are happy to sleep with the same medium-tog rated duvet on their bed all year round. It really depends on the temperature in your bedroom and your personal preference.
4.5 Tog Duvets
The lowest tog rating is 1, but most duvets in the UK are rated between 4.5 tog and 15 tog. For warm temperatures and summer months, you cannot go wrong with a 4.5 tog duvet.
7.5 Tog Duvets
A 7.5 tog duvet is still lightweight and suitable for warmer temperatures. A duvet of this rating would be ideal for late spring and early Autumn. If you usually feel warm when you sleep, you might be happy with a 7.5 tog no matter the season.
10.5 Tog Duvets
If you want a duvet for winter or for colder temperatures, a 10.5 tog could be the right choice. People who tend to always feel cold might be happy to sleep with a 10.5 tog duvet for most of the year.
13.5 Tog Duvets
At the warmer end of the scale are 13.5 tog duvets. Choose this rating for when temperatures drop in winter. You’ll be snug and cosy and probably won’t need any extra blankets, unless it’s very cold!
Choosing the Right Size Duvet
Choose the right size duvet according to the size of your bed and how you like to sleep. If you share your bed with someone who tends to pull the duvet off you, or you like to cocoon yourself in your duvet when you sleep, you might want to go up one size. Choose from single, double, king and super king duvets at SleepSeeker.
Introducing SleepSeeker’s Branded Duvet Collections
SleepSeeker stocks some of the best brands in the UK. You’ve probably heard of Slumberdown duvets, a British company that extensively tests its products for quality. We also stock Snuggledown duvets, a British manufacturer with Norweigian heritage that has been making duvets for over 100 years. Scandinavian Feather Co. duvets are also manufactured in the UK, and they only use ethically sourced feathers in their bedding products. We believe these brands make some of the best duvets in the UK. At SleepSeeker, we believe that everyone deserves a happy night’s sleep. We have the perfect blend of sleep expertise, customer knowledge and manufacturing capability. If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Our experienced customer service team are on hand to offer help and advice and listen to any thoughts or concerns that you might have. Allow us to provide you with the perfect duvet. Shop for duvets online today.